Space Systems Engineering (16.83X) is the astronautical capstone course option in the ...
Space Systems Engineering (16.83X) is the astronautical capstone course option in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Between Spring 2002 and Spring 2003, the course was offered in a 3-semester format, using a Conceive, Design, Implement and Operate (C-D-I-O) teaching model. 16.83X is shorthand for the three course numbers: 16.83, 16.831, and 16.832. The first semester (16.83) is the Conceive-Design phase of the project, which results in a detailed system design, but precedes assembly. The second semester (16.831) is the Implement phase, and involves building the students' system. The final semester (16.832) is the Operate phase, in which the system is tested and readied to perform in its intended environment.